5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent show that I am glad to finally own a part of.
Space Ghost Coast To Coast aired on the Cartoon Network in 1994, and the concept was simple, yet brilliant. Space Ghost is the host of his own talk show, with classic enemies Moltar and Zorak helping out. I have been watching this show on and off ever since the beginning because it is simply hilarious, and a perfect parody of those annoying talk shows we all hate anyways...
Published on June 20 2004 by J. A Hayes
3.0 out of 5 stars Space Toast
As far as the genre goes, Space Ghost is slightly above average. The trippy opening visual effects provoke the eye, and the complete disregard for the guests makes most shows fun. The range of B-grade hopefuls adds to the show's intrigue, and some rare interviews are positively brilliant. Unfortunately, the writing occasionally descends into vacuousness, but in a...
Published on Nov. 10 2009 by J. Lane
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great overall, not enough Brak.,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)This DVD is great. Funny show, overall enjoyable. The Episodes contained on this two disc set are:
STORY BOOK HOUSE
These are all hilarious, but brak barely appears in any of them. There aren't too many special features except for commentary on a few episodes and a hilarious version of jingle bells played by Zorak.
5.0 out of 5 stars Animated comedy that outdoes the live stuff,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)1994. That was the year that the first Space Ghost Coast to Coast show came on the air, and I knew that a revolution was taking place. Instead of having dumb guests plug useless crap, SGCTC tried to find an audience that would watch it and get the jokes, so they stuck it at the same time as Letterman and Leno.
I thought that the first two episodes were incredible, and have yet to be topped by the rest of the series, but they will be topped, give it time. The guest list is what makes this series great, Weird Al Yankovic even gives an interview - which is rare since most hosts think he's not worth their time, but he proves to be as entertaining as the actual cast. Zorak is one of the most humorous bad guys to ever surface, continually failing yet trying anyway regardless of injury, which makes Space Ghost always stay on his toes. Moltar is essentially the straight-man, constantly suffering the bad banter Space Ghost and Zorak get into while he tries to make sure that everything on the show runs smoothly.
This was the groundbreaker and something that I consider to be the reason that the entirety of Adult Swim and other "grown-up" animated shows exist. They have an interesting group they target, the guys who watched The Tick (live and animated), Family Guy (Now having found its audience on... Adult Swim), Duckman and the most recent one; Clerks (truly one of those great shows that is doomed to obscurity) will always be able to watch T.V. for a few hours that doesn't involve at least one pregnancy scare a year.
Buy this if you love the banter in Drew Carey or Frasier, and avoid it like the plague if you watch Will & Grace or Friends.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Space Ghost!,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)I just got this DVD today. I live in Canada (and don't have sattelite) so I had never actually seen a full episode of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, just bits I got off the internet. So it was great to see all these episodes! I love the show, but only have one complaint. I wish they had put on the Christmas Special episode! The Twelve Days of Christmas and the We Wish You a Happy Birthmas songs were great! But yeah, overall, I give it 5 out of 5. I can't wait until Volume two comes out!
2.0 out of 5 stars Audio/Video not in sync and missing episodes,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)i have a few issues with this dvd,first of all the audio is not in sync with the video,so the peoples mouths are still moving even after they spoke.This is very annoying,i dont know if i have a defective dvd or if its like that for everyone,ill probably exchange it next week to see if its like that after the store gets more instock,since i got the last copy in the store.my other issue is the dvd skipped over a few episodes.if the audio and missing episodes were fixed i would have gave this dvd 5 stars,
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest and classiest "talk show" recently on TV..,
By A Customer
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)This show is great....seeing old tv stars from Gilligan's Isle, Batman and ChipS being interviewed by a campy-cartoon super-hero is fun...The funniest thing is when Zorak, during the Erik Estrata interview, justs starts yelling--"may the power of PONCH compell you!!!" A cartoon praying mantis with attitude, a super hero and a cartoon cameraman makes for clean humor, nostolgia and getting to see familiar faces on the tv is funny in my book---To me, this show certainly blows away any of those shameless, self-indulged reality-garbage tv---when in doubt, tune in to the CARTOON NETWORK!
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential,
By A Customer
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)If I could only have one television show for the rest of my days...yes, yes it would be SGCTC. To everyone who THINKS they have a 'unique sense of humor': the DVD has finaly come to put you all to the test.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a good show, this is a clean show,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)This is a GOOD CLEAN SHOW! There is not another comedy on this planet that has made me laugh as hard as this show has. The first season is great, but then again, they are all great. For those that like off-the-wall humor, this show is for you. EVery now and then the guest stars, usually well known actors or musicians on a decline in their career, get a stab or two from the crudely animated muscle head known as Space Ghost. If that is not enough, there are two other characters in the show, Zorak and Moltar. They were originally enemies of Space Ghost in the 60's cartoon, but now they are his slaves providing direction and musical accompaniment.
Move aside Leno, Letterman, and O'Brien. You have been outdone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! Life is one significant step closer to perfect!,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)We've been waiting for this for years! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cartoon Network! Oh dear god is this going to make me happy.
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliantly conceived and executed television show,
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)I am ecstatic that this is now available on DVD! One of the shows that my daughter and I have most enjoyed watching together has been SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST, which is easily one of the most improbable great shows TV has ever seen. The concept of the show is utterly brilliant: has-been sixties television cartoon character Space Ghost is given his own late night talk show, which is broadcast from the distant regions of outer space using some of his arch enemies as staff and crew, including the molten monster Zoltar as director and the hysterically funny (and evil!) giant praying mantis Zorak as his musical director, a la Paul Schaeffer. But that is only half the brilliance of the show. Adding an extraordinarily edgy and searing theme song by Sonny Sharrock and a host of brilliantly selected guests, the show comes across as Dave Letterman from the Bizarro World. Because they are in outer space, the guests can only appear by remote broadcast, and each guest is introduced by a television screen dropping from the ceiling, providing the only real life presence in what is otherwise a minimally and cheaply animated show.
Space Ghost is a brilliantly awful host, constantly (and accidentally) disrespecting his guests, and asking one question after another that completely unillumines the lives and careers of the guests. His questions of his guests are frequently absurd and apropos of nothing. His most commonly asked questions are "What are your super powers?" and "What is your secret identity?" When Michael Stipe of R.E.M. appears as a guest, Space Ghost asks, "Is that you in the corner?" to which Stipe replies, "Yes."
The guests are brilliantly chosen and are precise equivalents of those appearing on Dave Letterman/Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien. They range from diet expert Susan Powter ("What super powers do you use to stop the insanity?"), Judy Tenuta, cast members of GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, The Ramones, Bob Goldthwait, Weird Al Yankovic, cast members of the TV show BATMAN, Dr. Joyce Brothers (who carefully decides that what is wrong with Zorak is that, "He is evil"), Donny Bonaduce, Branford Marsalis, Fran Drescher, Carol Channing, Donnie Osmond, Hulk Hogan, Slash (of Guns 'n' Roses), Sandra Bernhard, Matthew Sweet, and Terry Gilliam.
My favorite character is, by far, Zorak, who is, we are frequently informed, evil (pronounced eeee-ville). Some of my favorite moments occur when Space Ghost insults Zorak, and the "camera" shows a long shot of an unmoving, unresponsive Zorak. Occasionally he will break out with some piece of absurdity, such as when in an early episode he suddenly proclaims, "I am the lone locust of the apocalypse. Think of me when you look to the night sky!" One show features his relatives as the entire audience, and in one of the first season's highlights, Zorak yearns for the love of a female praying mantis until he finds out precisely what his role in such a dalliance involves.
Because the show is produced with such a minimal budget, and because the animated characters rarely move, the producers and writers have had to become enormously creative to make up for what the show lacks in resources. The result is what is genuinely one of the most original shows in the history of animation.
5.0 out of 5 stars SG on DVD,
By A Customer
This review is from: Space Ghost Coast to Coast Volume 1 (DVD)Space ghost fans have waited too long for this..But who gives, hes finally gonna be on dvd.Its true, space ghost is the best show on adult swim. This is going to be a great addition to any comedy fans dvd collection. I cant wait till season 2 (in my opinion, are funnier) to come out.So go get it ya sugarpants.
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